Baked Raccoon

1 raccoon

2 strips bacon or salt pork

1 apple

2 bay leaves

salt and pepper

Trim all fat from raccoon and parboil in salted water for 30 minutes. Drain, (save two cups water for later), place meat in a roasting pan, rub salt and pepper generously inside and out. Quarter apple and place inside cavity, lay bacon or salt pork strips over the top. Add two cups of the water used for parboiling, place in the preheated oven for one and a half hours, baste occasionally.

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